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Title:  Assessing the Lexile Framework: Results of a Panel Meeting
Description: A review of the Lexile Framework (LF) was conducted by five expert panel members through readings, the preparation of brief individual reports, and participation in a meeting held on April 26, 2001 in Washington, D.C. The LF is a linguistic-theory-based method for measuring the reading difficulty of prose text. The panel’s charge was to provide NCES with informed judgment on the theoretical underpinnings and construct validity of the Framework. Specifically, panel members were asked to address the Lexile Framework’s basis in linguistic theory. The paper details conclusions and recommendations from the panel’s deliberations; attachments include the reports from each panel member and comments from the LF developers.
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Cover Date: August 2001
Web Release: September 26, 2001
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Publication #: NCES 200108
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
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